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Bounds on the support of the multifractal spectrum of stochastic processes

Grahovac, Danijel and Leonenko, Nikolai 2018. Bounds on the support of the multifractal spectrum of stochastic processes. Fractals 26 (4) , 1850055X. 10.1142/S0218348X1850055X

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Abstract

The multifractal analysis of stochastic processes deals with the fine scale properties of the sample paths and seeks for some global scaling property that would enable extracting the so-called spectrum of singularities. In this paper we establish bounds on the support of the spectrum of singularities. To do this, we prove a theorem that complements the famous Kolmogorov's continuity criterion. The nature of these bounds helps us identify the quantities truly responsible for the support of the spectrum. We then make several conclusions from this. First, specifying global scaling in terms of moments is incomplete due to possible infinite moments, both of positive and negative order. The divergence of negative order moments does not affect the spectrum in general. On the other hand, infinite positive order moments make the spectrum of self-similar processes nontrivial. In particular, we show that the self-similar stationary increments process with the nontrivial spectrum must be heavy-tailed. This shows that for determining the spectrum it is crucial to capture the divergence of moments. We show that the partition function is capable of doing this and also propose a robust variant of this method for negative order moments.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Mathematics
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing
ISSN: 0218-348X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 3 April 2018
Date of Acceptance: 28 March 2018
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 02:05
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/110422

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